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Born to Run

Born to Run

by Michael Morpurgo

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 04/09/2008

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Joy and heartbreak combine in this bittersweet tale of a champion greyhound's journey through life - and from owner to owner...

"The sack wasn't just drifting gently along like everything else, it was turning of its own accord. There was definitely something inside it, struggling against the side of the plastic bag, kicking at it, squeaking and squealing in terror. He had no idea what it might be, only that it was alive and in danger of drowning."

When Patrick saves a litter of greyhound puppies from the canal, he can't bear to hand them all over to the RSPCA. He pleads with his parents: couldn't he just keep one of them? But nothing will convince them and Patrick cries himself to sleep - only to be woken by a greyhound puppy licking his face!

Patrick christens his puppy Best Mate, and that's what he becomes. Patrick's favourite thing is to watch Best Mate running at full stretch on the heath, a speeding bullet, a cheetah-dog. Until one day Best Mate is kidnapped by a greyhound trainer, and begins a new life as a champion race dog. Suzie, the greyhound trainer's step-daughter, loves Best Mate on first sight and gives him a new name, Bright Eyes. But what will happen when he can't run any more?
ISBN:
9780007230594
9780007230594
Category:
General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
04-09-2008
Language:
English
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x19mm
Weight:
0.23kg

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